Dennis Duck

Dennis Duck Goes Disco (1977)

"Dennis Duck Goes Disco was originally released as a hand-made cassette in 1977. Only 20 were made, numbered and given to friends. The album was made entirely with a phonograph and records, utilizing skipping and pitch changes for most of the effects. The concept had been used before and dates as early back as the '50s, so in 1977 a hand-made cassette produced with only records and a record player wasn't totally unusual. What was different was how Dennis used the turntable. His skills as a drummer combined with a pure understanding of sound and improvisation created a drum machine out of his record player. From loops that play out like he's using a sampler, to speaker confusing scrambles of squirrel music mayhem..."

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